Health & Fitness
Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide July 2018

Healthy Food Guide is a monthly magazine that makes it easy for anyone to make healthy eating choices. Every issue contains practical advice from expert dieticians and nutritionists, dozens of tips and ideas to help consumers and those with special diets choose the right products at the supermarket. Plus a month’s worth of healthy recipes, all with a complete nutritional analysis showing kilojoules, fat, protein, carbohydrate, sodium and more.

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There isn’t much I like about winter — the cold nights and dark mornings aren’t my thing — but I do love the food. Hearty pastas, spicy curries and cold-weather favourites like soup and toasties are absolutely my thing. The problem is, often the food we crave over winter is what leaves our pants feeling a little snug come September. In fact, most of us will probably gain up to five kilograms over the winter, according to research. That’s where we come in. At Healthy Food Guide, we want you to enjoy the comfort foods you crave, without the weight gain. From page 43, we have loads of delicious, hearty and low-kilojoule recipes. While some of us find we sleep better in winter, we all know how it feels to get a…

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why you can trust

Healthy Food Guide (HFG) magazine is your complete guide to healthy eating. Our recipes use easy-to-find, affordable ingredients. Cook with HFG, and you’ll always enjoy a nutritious meal. You can trust our advice. All our health information is supported by solid scientific evidence, not media fanfare. We smooth out any confusion caused by ‘pseudoscientists’. We give unbiased opinions and are not affiliated with any food manufacturers. All branded food in HFG has been approved by our dietitians. Advertisers cannot influence editorial content. Dietitians review all our articles so that they’re always accurate and up-to-date. We also publish our references in the magazine and online at healthyfoodguide.com.au…

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every recipe in healthy food guide is healthy

Our recipe writers work with qualified dietitians to develop all our meals. A nutritional analysis is provided for every recipe. We test each meal twice to ensure it works and tastes great! Turn to p99 to read about our recipe badges. Editorial Advisory Board Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, Professor of Human Nutrition, The University of Sydney; Catherine Saxelby, Accredited Practising Dietitian and nutritionist at Foodwatch Nutrition Centre; Dr Helen O’Connor, Accredited Practising Dietitian; Dr Janet Franklin, Senior Clinical Dietitian at Metabolism and Obesity Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney; Dr Tim Crowe, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian; Dr Sue Shepherd, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Senior Lecturer, Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Note: The advisory-board members do not necessarily review every article in Healthy Food Guide magazine and make…

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your say

Australian Healthy Food Guide @hfgaustralia #cookwithhfg hfgaustralia @HFGAustralia Life saver! Since my husband’s heart attack 12 months ago, I have found many recipes in HFG to help promote his change in diet. He has a sweet tooth and loves the lime jelly whip recipe that’s on your website. Keep up the great work folks! I love this magazine, not only for the recipes but for great advice and knowledge. Michelle Mcinally, NSW Snack attack Loving the ‘Low-kilojoule work snacks’ in this month’s HFG issue (May, 2018)! As someone currently fighting the cravings, these will be a tasty and fun way to tweak my junk food cravings into healthier choices! Melanie Comito, WA Note: ‘Your say’ letters may be edited for length and content.…

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news bites

Smoke & mirrors Australian extra virgin olive oil is the safest to cook with, a clinical trial of nine oil types has found. The report lays to rest the myth that olive oil has a low ‘smoke point’ and is not appropriate for frying. ACTA Scientific Journal, 2018 On your bike You don’t have to give up your leisure time to gain from exercise! Overweight people can lose fat just as effectively by riding to work as by exercising in their free time, a Danish study has found. International Journal of Obesity, 2017 Beer talk More than one in three men incorrectly think low-carb beer is healthy, new data reveals. In fact, low carb beer has only slightly less carbs than regular beer — and it’s the alcohol, not carbs, that makes beer so high in kilojoules. LiveLighter, 2018 FAREWELL…

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ask the expert

Q During winter we treat ourselves to the occasional takeaway at home, rather than going out for a meal. What are some healthier takeaway choices? Megan F via Facebook We’re agreed! In the depths of winter, it’s a lot nicer to curl up on the couch than brave the chill! But when ordering takeaway, you can still keep your health top of mind. CHECK THE DESCRIPTION Even if your meal contains healthy ingredients, how those ingredients are prepared and cooked can make a big difference. Steer clear of foods described as creamy, deep-fried or crumbed, and look for grilled, baked or sautéed instead. DON’T FORGET THE VEGIES More often than not, takeaway meals can be lacking in fresh vegetables. A good trick is to order an extra side of vegies and aim for them to make…